August 2022 Holotropic Breathwork in Aotearoa New Zealand

Aug 25, 2022 / 32 Waihoanga Rd,, Otaki Gorge Aotearoa ~ New Zealand, 5582

We invite you to participate in this Holotropic Breathwork retreat in Aotearoa New Zealand. This three night double breathwork weekend including opening night sweatlodge will be held in Waihoanga starting Thursday 25th to Sunday 28 August, 2022.

This is a live in and fully catered for retreat in the southern parts of the Aotearoa North Island.

    Event Details

    • Date: Thursday 25th August, 2022 6:00p.m. to Sunday 28th August 12pm.
    • Location: 32 Waihoanga Rd,, Otaki Gorge Aotearoa ~ New Zealand, 5582
    • Price: $965 or $890 Early Bird by July 1st

    What will the workshop cover?

    4:00pm-6:30pm - Thursday Opening Circle and registration

    8:00 pm Thursday Evening optional sweat lodge

    Sweat lodges are heated dome-shaped structures used during certain purification rites and as a way to promote healthy living. The intense heat generated by steam created from pouring water onto heated rocks is meant to encourage a sweating out of toxins and negative energy that create disorder and imbalance in life. In this way, the sweat lodge ceremony cleanses the body, mind and soul. Sweat lodge is located next to the beautiful Otaki river which invites for nice refreshing dip into cold mountain river after the sweat.

    Friday - Two Breathwork sessions

    The Friday includes a morning and an afternoon breathwork session, where you will participate as a breather in one of the sessions and also sit for your partner in the other session.

    Mandala, integration and sharing.

    After each session there is the opportunity to start the integration process by creating a mandala / artwork of your experience. We will close the first evening with a sharing circle where participants will have the chance to share the experience of their breathwork session.

    Saturday - Two Breathwork sessions

    The Saturday includes a morning and an afternoon breathwork session, where you will participate as a breather in one of the sessions and also sit for your partner in the other session.

    Mandala, integration and sharing.

    After each session there is the opportunity to start the integration process by creating a mandala / artwork of your experience. We will close the saturday with a closing sharing circle where participants will have the chance to share the experience of their breathwork session.


    New breathers and people new to Melbourne Breathwork workshops

    Participants who are new to breathwork, will need to have a phone conversation with one of our facilitators so we can cover some introductory information covering Holotropic Breathwork as well as a chance for the participant to share any relevant information regarding previous experience of Holotropic breathwork or other practices. Please note: The introductory phone call can take between 30 minutes to one hour. Once you register for the event you will receive information on how to proceed with organising the introductory chat.


    What to bring?

    • A single bed foam mattress
    • A loose single bed sheet
    • A fitted single bed sheet
    • Pillow
    • Blanket / Doona
    • Journal
    

    Facilitators

    Anthony Olsen

    Breathwork Facilitator

    Anthony Olsen is a Melbourne based psychotherapist and Holotropic Breathwork practitioner. He incorporates transpersonal perspectives within a relational model, offering both Holotropic breathwor...

    Ruth Langford

    Breathwork Facilitator

    With a diverse background in culture/arts/environmental/ social justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her time into endeavors that reflect her passion for uniting...

    Jiri Hanus

    Breathwork Facilitator

    Jiri is passionate for exploration of non-ordinary state of consciousness, through ancient practices, rituals and healing modalities. Jiri is an IAKP Kambo practitioner since 2016, certified Trance Da...

    About Waihōanga river lodge and retreat

    Waihōanga it's a perfect place to open to breath and dive deep into the psyche for a 4 day retreat. The retreat centre is located near Wellington, in the Ōtaki Gorge on the Kāpiti coast. It is set in beautiful surrounds with comfortable facilities and an ideal place to immerse yourself in opening to the breath, body and psyche. 

    The venue has some great instructions for how to find the venue.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

    32 Waihoanga Rd,, Otaki Gorge Aotearoa ~ New Zealand, 5582

    32 Waihoanga Rd,, Otaki Gorge Aotearoa ~ New Zealand, 5582

    Payment

    • The cost of the workshop is $965 or $890 Early Bird by July 1st
    • A deposit of $250 is required to secure your spot. This deposit becomes non-refundable two weeks prior to the event.
    • Full payment is required 1 week before the workshop. Full payment for the workshop is non-refundable 48 hours prior to the workshop.

    To book your spot click on the "Book a spot" button on this page and you will be emailed details on how to pay a deposit to attend. New breathers will need to have the introductory conversation before paying. a deposit and will receive the payment details after that initial chat.